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By Paula R. Feldman,Daniel Robinson

A Century of Sonnets is a remarkable reminder that the very best identified and such a lot well-respected poems of the Romantic period have been sonnets. It provides the vast and wealthy context of such favorites as Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymanidas," John Keats's "On First taking a look Into Chapman's Homer," and William Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" by means of tracing the sonnet revival in England from its starting within the fingers of Thomas Edwards and Charlotte Smith to its fruits within the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Expertly edited by means of Paula R. Feldman and Daniel Robinson, this quantity is the 1st nowa days to assemble the sonnets of the Romantic period--many by no means earlier than released within the 20th century--and includes approximately examples composed among 1750 and 1850 by means of eighty one poets, approximately half them girls. A Century of Sonnets comprises of their entirety such very important yet tough to discover sonnet sequences as William Wordsworth's The River Duddon, Mary Robinson's Sappho and Phaon, and Robert Southey's Poems at the Slave Trade, in addition to Browning's enduring vintage, Sonnets from the Portuguese. The poems amassed the following convey the total sweep of human emotion and discover a variety of issues, together with love, grief, politics, friendship, nature, artwork, and the enigmatic personality of poetry itself. certainly, for lots of poets the sonnet shape elicited their most powerful work.
A Century of Sonnets indicates us that faraway from disappearing with Shakespeare and the English Renaissance, the sonnet underwent a amazing rebirth within the Romantic interval, giving us a wealthy physique of labor that keeps to persuade poets even today.

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